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    Clean up DVD color

    My niece recently had an old family 8mm film converted to DVD. I was very surprised that anything could be useful on the film, since it seemed in poor shape. The company that did the conversion managed to come up with some viewable pictures. However the color on the DVD was very extreme ( too much color ) almost to the saturation point, I thought. The image quality though seemed to be fairly good considering.

    My question is:
    Is there any way to edit or change the colors to a more reasonable level?
    Copy the DVD to the HD and then use some software to massage the levels and or contrastbrightness? Then copy back to DVD?
    I'm not too experienced with DVD manipulation, so my question is rather basic.
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    Re: Clean up DVD color

    <hr>Copy the DVD to the HD and then use some software to massage the levels and or contrastbrightness? Then copy back to DVD?<hr>
    This is a good permanent fix but it will take some time, and you will need a video editing package that allows for corrections such as this - in other words, Windows Movie Maker ain't gonna get it done. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> For a temporary fix while viewing the content, Windows Media Player allows for such adjustments but they are quickly forgotten.

    DVD content is encoded in MPG-2 format, so whatever software you decide to use, it must support this format.
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    Re: Clean up DVD color

    Mark,
    Thanks for the info.

    Is there any particular software you can recommend to do this?
    Try and buy would be preferred.
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    Re: Clean up DVD color

    I'm partial to Adobe Premiere for home use; Premiere Elements has much of the same functionality. You can get the trial version at Adobe's website. I will say this in advance: it's got a steeper learning curve than related software, but it's far more powerful as well.
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    Re: Clean up DVD color

    I just picked up Premiere Elements 2.0 and Photoshop Elements 4.0 yesterday. One thing to be aware of before you begin the 1.2 GB download of the trial software is that Premiere Elements 2 won't even install unless you have SSE2 capable computer, which evidently isn't an Athlon XP [img]/forums/images/smilies/ohmy.gif[/img])

    I think it required either an Athlon 64 or an Opteron, or else a P4 with SSE2 (whatever that is, if I've even remembered it correctly). Premiere Elements 1 doesn't have this requirement, so until my financial advisor (wife) informs me it's time to buy a new computer, I guess I'll keep using version 1...

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    Re: Clean up DVD color

    Good catch on that one; I wasn't aware of the SSE2 requirement. From the Wikipedia entry:
    <hr><big>CPUs which support SSE2</big>
    <UL><LI>AMD Opteron
    <LI>AMD Athlon 64
    <LI>AMD Sempron (Socket 754 versions only)
    <LI>AMD Turion 64
    <LI>Intel Pentium 4
    <LI>Intel Pentium D
    <LI>Intel Pentium EE
    <LI>Intel Pentium M
    <LI>Intel Celeron D[/list]<big>Notable CPUs which do not support SSE2:</big>
    <UL><LI>AMD Athlon
    <LI>AMD Athlon XP
    <LI>Intel Pentium III
    <LI>Intel Itanium
    <LI>Intel Itanium 2[/list]<hr>
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    Re: Clean up DVD color

    Also the trial versions will not let you save or print anything.

    Another version of "crippleware".
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    Re: Clean up DVD color

    Well, it is a "trial" version so you can see if the features suit you, not so you can use it without paying for it. I don't blame a company for offering a crippled version as trialware. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Clean up DVD color

    Charlotte,

    If it's crippleware, I won't even consider it. How can you evaluate it, if all of the features are not intact.

    In this case, I am looking for something that will print an image or pic with good clarity and true color. I can't do that if it won't even let me print something to see what it looks like.

    Full featured trial versions with an expiration of 15 or 30 days after opening it is fine, It gives me a chance to run a program through it's paces completely, without having to think, "well that MIGHT be OK, so I'll buy it".
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